Kauai Day 5: Hideaway Beach, Clairodactyls, & A Hint of Philosophy

Aloha! Late start this morning -- I was exhausted after our busy day of adventure! Yesterday, Husband, Joana, and I went to Hideaway Beach, a beach near the St. Regis hotel that is absolutely perfect.  This beach is aptly named, unlike the "Secret Falls," for to reach this beach you must climb down an incredibly steep cliff … Continue reading Kauai Day 5: Hideaway Beach, Clairodactyls, & A Hint of Philosophy

Kauai Day 4: Not-So-Secret Falls, Sandwiches, & Joana Saves the Day

Aloha! Yesterday, Husband, Joana, and I went on the "Secret Falls" kayak and hike tour -- a 5 hour journey via kayaking the Wailua River and hiking through gorgeous rainforest to reach a beautiful waterfall where Hawai'ian royalty used to bathe. Spoiler:  It's not so secret anymore. People were crawling all over this business!  We had to … Continue reading Kauai Day 4: Not-So-Secret Falls, Sandwiches, & Joana Saves the Day

Kauai Day 2: Mountain Tubing, Burgers, and Centipede Murders

Aloha and good morning! It's almost 5AM here, but I've been up for about an hour recovering from an experience straight out of nightmares:  A centipede falling on my head while I was lying in bed. Husband and I were awake and snuggling for a grip when I decided it was time to return to … Continue reading Kauai Day 2: Mountain Tubing, Burgers, and Centipede Murders

Kauai Day 1: Snorkeling, Sushi Burritos, and Horrible People

Aloha! It is 5:24AM, which means I'm beginning to successfully acclimate to Hawai'i time!  Huzzah!  But you're not here to read about my sleeping habits, so let me tell you all about my first full day in Kauai. The day began rather sluggishly;  my husband and I were waiting for the other third of our … Continue reading Kauai Day 1: Snorkeling, Sushi Burritos, and Horrible People

Count ‘Em! 3 More Days

My epic Kauai family vacation starts in three. Freaking. Days.   I'm brain-exploding-into-confetti excited.  My bag is basically packed, my carry-on filled with books, and my head filled with glorious prospects of sun, surf, and sushi burritos.  Oh yes.  ALL the sushi burritos.     I've yet to experience the marvelousness that I know a sushi … Continue reading Count ‘Em! 3 More Days